Cancer

Yoga for Cancer

You Call This Yoga is devoting a lot of resources and efforts to help people who are dealing with this life changing and potentially chronic disease.  Gentle yoga and meditation can help in the recovery of cancer by including practices such as:

  • Physical postures to mobilize joints, stretch muscles, and reduce pain
  • Movement to improve lymphatic circulation and optimize immune system function
  • Embodied movement to provide a sense of empowerment
  • Conscious breathing and mudras (hand gestures) to reduce stress, improve mood
  • Guided relaxation, quiet meditation and Yoga Nidra to reduce fatigue and improve sleep
  • Connecting to other people to increase community support system

Free classes

With the help of dedicated hosts and teachers, we provide free classes in the Triangle region of NC  in these locations:

  • Cary — Grewal Center for Mind Body Spirit with Alisha Nissenfeld
  • Cary — White Plains United Methodist Church with Michaele Woodhouse  & Alex Kichak
  • Durham — The Wellness Station and also Sahaja Space with Cheryl Brown
  • Garner — Yogi Oasis with Kristen Rae
  • Raleigh — Studio BYO with Jamie Banwell

Visit our event calendar for more information.

Funding and partnerships

Funding for our teachers is provided by yoga clothier Lululemon Athletica through its “Here To Be” initiative and Waverly Hematology Oncology. Several teachers are volunteering their time. Our hosts are donating their spaces. We cherish our team and partners.

We are looking for more of the following partnerships to bring this program into the public setting:

  • Yoga teachers, possibly bi-lingual in Spanish
  • Studio or hosts for our programs
  • Sponsors for funding teacher stipends

Please contact Howie for details: howie@youcallthisyoga.org.